From Here to There,
Nicole Kagan (2014)
Acrylic paint and gels on wood panel, collaged papers, acetate photograph, plexiglas, chicago bolts.
48in × 24in × 1.5in — 10lb
“Blending original photographs with collaged treasures (found papers, vintage dress pattern tissue, rusty scrap metal, barn board, cheesecloth, burlap), incandescent landscapes emerge, allowing a collision of urban and natural elements. All surfaces fascinate me. Whether opaque, translucent, weathered or richly glazed, they are imbued with the life stories of those who have touched or held them, and whatever elements they have endured. The surfaces in my work alternately reveal and hide underlying technological, social or natural structures and processes, creating a dynamic, palpable tension between what lies above and lives below. ” Born in South Africa and based in Toronto, Nicole Kagan studied Fine Art at the University of Guelph and Communication Design & Jewellery at OCAD University. Her paintings in private collections in Toronto, Montreal & San Francisco.